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  • M20 1LH, West Didsbury
  • Telephone: 0161 452 2026
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Crown Reduction

What is Crown Reduction?

Tree crown reduction stands as a specialised pruning method aimed at reducing the overall size and height of a tree’s canopy. Our skilled tree surgeons meticulously trim and shape the outermost branches and foliage, primarily to manage the tree’s dimensions while enhancing its structural stability. This proactive approach effectively mitigates concerns related to encroachment on buildings, overhead power lines, or neighbouring properties.

Our Manchester tree surgeons carefully assess the tree’s growth patterns, species, and health before performing any crown reduction. Our tree surgeons aim to maintain the tree’s natural shape while reducing its height and spread. Proper cuts are made at specific points to encourage new growth and maintain the tree’s health.

Crown reduction can improve the tree’s ability to withstand wind and other environmental stresses, minimising the risk of branch breakage and potential hazards.

It’s crucial to consult with qualified tree surgeons like us who possess the expertise and skills to assess and carry out crown reduction in a way that preserves the tree’s health and aesthetics while addressing the intended objectives. Regular follow-up care and maintenance are vital to ensure the tree’s ongoing vitality and structural integrity.

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Our Approach

We encountered a remarkable London Plane tree that had captured the admiration of all around. Standing tall and majestic, its sprawling branches held a commanding presence, yet its expanse began to cast a shadow—quite literally—over the neighbourhood. It had reached such magnificence that it began to impede the natural passage of sunlight.

With the residents becoming concerned about its overwhelming presence. They sought a solution that would address the issue without compromising the tree’s innate look. Therefore, we proposed a careful crown reduction.


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The residents were eager to preserve the tree’s beauty and character without resorting to harsh pruning methods. Our tailored approach struck the perfect balance, eliciting joy and satisfaction from the homeowners as the tree emerged from the process still grand but considerably lighter.

The gardens and homes once again introduced to a renewed brightness, the tree casting a welcoming shade without overshadowing the beauty that surrounds it.

It was a harmonious compromise where the tree’s majesty remained, yet its presence became more inviting and accommodating to all.


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Crown Reduction Advice

Inadequate experience and a lack of proper training in tree care practices have the potential to significantly reduce the lifespan of your tree while posing a risk of substantial damage to its health and structure.

When executed by contractors possessing the necessary skill set and extensive experience, crown reduction becomes a more straightforward process. Their expertise ensures a smooth and efficient approach to crown reduction, allowing for precision and effectiveness in managing the tree’s canopy while maintaining its structural integrity.

Selecting branches with precision is crucial to maintain the natural and healthy appearance of your tree, steering clear of an over-pruned, unnatural look. Careful consideration of branch selection ensures that the tree retains its organic shape and vitality, avoiding an artificial or compromised appearance that might result from excessive pruning.

Nick and his friendly team took down a selection of trees that were growing right up against our house. The whole process, from the initial site visit to the removal was very professional and we are delighted with the result. The team was respectful of our garden and they took great care to leave our garden very tidy.

Sir Kostya Novoselov
Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 2010

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10 years of Experience

Why Choose Us

We Recycle All of Our Waste

Wood chips and tree waste is converted into biofuels used for heating, and electricity generation as renewable fuel.

Highly Professional

Consistent professionalism, punctuality, and quality define our commitment to maintaining high standards in our work.

Fully Qualified team of experts

Our team is made up of Skilled, NPTC-certified tree surgeons who are trained and expertly qualified in their field.

Respectful and Tidy

Our team prioritises a tidy work environment, ensuring we respect the surroundings during our tasks.

Years of Experience

We have years of experience  working on different sites and settings with the confidence to complete all tasks.

Quality Control

We inspect tools for defects and conduct a thorough site sweep, ensuring nothing is damaged before completion.